Paul W. Frields stickster at
Thu May 3 00:13:51 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-05-03 at 00:21 +0100, David Fletcher wrote:
> On Wednesday 02 May 2007 01:21, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> > We have a neat Making Fedora Discs guide, but it needs some extra love
> > before the release.  When I started worrying about how to update this
> > document so late, and yet have it make the release, I realized I was
> > thinking about it all wrong:
> >
> > 1.  Including the document in the fedora-release-notes is relatively
> > worthless; once you have a system installed, you've either burned the
> > discs already, or didn't need to.
> >
> > 2.  Putting the files on the ISO images is similarly worthless.
> >
> > I was thinking the following idea is much more logical:
> >
> > 1.  Torrents and mirrors should carry a single tiny ASCII file,
> > README-Making-Discs, which will be a one-sentence link to
> > -- that URL carries
> > the full document in all its newfound glory.
> >
> > 2.  Revising the existing R-B-I document is not a big job and will only
> > take about an hour -- but it will produce a lot of fuzzy strings for
> > translators.  However, they'll have several weeks to fix the PO files,
> > because the real document can be published on the fly, as late as the
> > day before the release (and errata issued just like any other doc).
> >
> > Comments?
> Is this by any chance the document I started 15 months ago? The one I wrote 
> with the intention of it being included in the ISO download folders for FC5? 
> I followed the link provided above, and it's changed a lot but parts of it 
> still look vaguely familiar.
> No matter, it's taking a while, but so long as it gets there in the end I'm 
> happy to have contributed and made a small difference to the good.

Yes, you made a BIG difference by contributing this.  The doc you see
was captured from the wiki and subsequently edited.  Here's a couple
mirrors that carry it:

Unfortunately, these are in the minority, and they're only carrying the
US English version.  Since it is difficult to get mirrors to host *all*
the translations of this document, we may be far better off including a
one-sentence README pointing to the new canonical publication: 

If you want a glow of pride, check out all the languages your doc
appears in now!

Paul W. Frields, RHCE                
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